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09-23-2010, 10:35 AM
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I seriously want to go to D's Six Pax and Dogz when I go out to Pittsburgh later this year. That place seems awesome.

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09-23-2010, 10:57 AM
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I seriously want to go to D's Six Pax and Dogz when I go out to Pittsburgh later this year. That place seems awesome.
Awesome place for lunch. Usually get something on draft and a few hot dogs, then grab a few beers on the way out. Oddly my wife loves their hot dogs so we go there for lunch every couple of weeks.

I heard their pizza is good as well but I haven't tried it.

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It's not really conservative...in any sense.
It's lacking many sub-cultures, either that or they are really well hidden. The city also lacks the quirkiness of cities like a Portland, Seattle, etc. If I am wrong I do apologize and if you can point me in the right direction that would be greatly appreciated...


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09-23-2010, 12:21 PM
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Not even sure I want to ask what you're talking about.

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HA! Thought the same thing.

You lookin' for furries, or something? That bandwagon thread guy might be able to steer you in the right direction.

And yeah... the pizza at D's is very good. Though certainly not the best in Pittsburgh. Their whole menu is pretty much outstanding, as far as I can tell. It isn't exactly what I would call fine cuisine, or anything. But it's all perfect beer food.

I haven't been to D's in about a month. I'm getting withdrawal symptoms, I think.


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09-23-2010, 11:48 PM
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Patronized D's tonight with some department friends. Picked up some DFH Squall on the way out... gonna use it to celebrate Dexter season premier on Sunday.

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09-24-2010, 12:10 AM
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It's lacking many sub-cultures, either that or they are really well hidden. The city also lacks the quirkiness of cities like a Portland, Seattle, etc. If I am wrong I do apologize and if you can point me in the right direction that would be greatly appreciated...

Frankly I'd consider Pittsburgh the quirkiest city I've ever been to...and while it has conservative patches its generally pretty damn liberal.

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09-24-2010, 09:40 PM
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Any fans out there of Arizona's Arnold Palmer Half and Half? (not an alcoholic drink)
It is half ice tea, and half lemonade.

Well if you are a fan of that, they now make an alcoholic version of that drink.

Just bought a 12 count, 32 oz. bottle case today.

DELICIOUS!! 5% alc.

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09-24-2010, 09:43 PM
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That...has got to be fantastic

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09-24-2010, 09:47 PM
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It's lacking many sub-cultures, either that or they are really well hidden. The city also lacks the quirkiness of cities like a Portland, Seattle, etc. If I am wrong I do apologize and if you can point me in the right direction that would be greatly appreciated...

I'm not as well traveled as some people around here, but Pittsburgh is the quirkiest city I have experienced. There are so many strange things within the city, and a lot of the things that are a little unconventional have a unique story attached to them, which adds to the whole experience.

I don't know what you mean by sub-cultures, and I don't know where you went to your visit here, so...

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09-24-2010, 10:14 PM
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I'm not as well traveled as some people around here, but Pittsburgh is the quirkiest city I have experienced. There are so many strange things within the city, and a lot of the things that are a little unconventional have a unique story attached to them, which adds to the whole experience.

I don't know what you mean by sub-cultures, and I don't know where you went to your visit here, so...
Not to sound like an *******, but I am well-traveled.


Pittsburgh is the quirkiest city I've ever been to.


Unfortunately I have a lot of issues that prevent me from ever wanting to live there again, but it is always the most interesting place I visit each year...and that includes last year where I was in 15 different countries.

The definition of quirky may change, but my definition doesn't...abstraction of the public in a population center...my list, of places I've been to, is 1. Pittsburgh 2. Reykjavik 3. Barcelona. Obviously I've spent more time in Pittsburgh than the other two in my life, but in the past two years I've been in both Reykjavik and Barcelona more than Pittsburgh.


Quirkiness is an odd thing to measure but whatever it is Pittsburgh has it in spades. As someone who loves to travel and loves to write about travel...Pittsburgh is one of the places with the meatiest fodder around...for whatever that's worth. I'm biased, for sure, but most people who are of a similar ilk of me tend to completely disown their hometown as boring...I don't.

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09-24-2010, 10:52 PM
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That...has got to be fantastic
I wish I would have learned about it sooner. Awesome summer time refresher.

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09-25-2010, 12:25 AM
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I think that Arnold Palmer drink just came out, because I've never seen it before a few weeks ago, and now it seems like it's everywhere.

Took the plunge tonight and split up a case of Pumpkings.

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09-25-2010, 01:32 AM
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Arnold Palmers have been in cans for a while, out here at least. I'd never heard of the drink until I saw the cans.

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My grandma went to high school with Arnold Palmer. Added nothing to the conversation...just wanted to say that...

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09-25-2010, 09:28 AM
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I meant to say that I think the alcohol version of that drink just came out.

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09-25-2010, 10:15 AM
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I meant to say that I think the alcohol version of that drink just came out.
My buddy is addicted to the non alcohol drink, so I asked him to split a case to try it out. Neither of us wanted to be stuck with a case (12 count) without knowing what it was like.

I really liked it, he didn't care for it all.

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09-25-2010, 10:18 AM
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My buddy is addicted to the non alcohol drink, so I asked him to split a case to try it out. Neither of us wanted to be stuck with a case (12 count) without knowing what it was like.

I really liked it, he didn't care for it all.
Sounds like it would be Mike's Lemonade-ish?

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09-25-2010, 10:41 AM
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My grandma went to high school with Arnold Palmer. Added nothing to the conversation...just wanted to say that...
Maybe she ****ed him? (God rest her soul)

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Maybe she ****ed him? (God rest her soul)
How do you know she's dead?

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Sounds like it would be Mike's Lemonade-ish?
I never had Mike's.

But the Palmer, alcohol version or non, both, imo, favor on the iced tea side.

I am not a mixed drink guy. Don't really ever drink the hard stuff. But this drink tastes like a weak mixed drink. Which probably doesn't sound like much of an endorsement, haha, but it tastes good to me. And at 5% alc. has some bite to it.

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How do you know she's dead?
I was just playing it safe, I guess.


If I don't like the bitterness of IPAs, am I a wuss?

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I was just playing it safe, I guess.


If I don't like the bitterness of IPAs, am I a wuss?
She is...well played this time.


And I don't like the bitterness of IPA's either. I can honestly say, I have never had an IPA that I would sit down and drink regularly.


Has anyone here had a drink called "the dark side of the moon?" It's half a glass of Blue Moon, then you pour Guinness over a spoon into the Blue Moon. The two separate, but when you lift the glass to drink it, they come together and create this unbelievably good concoction.

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I've heard of it. Sounds like a concoction I would drink.


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If I don't like the bitterness of IPAs, am I a wuss?
I honestly did not like IPAs when I first started drinking at all.

My first forays into "good beer" started out with the "British Isles" ales, such as Guinness, Harp, Bass, Newcastle, Smithwick's, etc. around 1999 or so.

I then got into American craft brews such as Great Lakes Eliot Ness, Rogue Dead Guy, Stone Arrogant *******, Brooklyn Brown, etc. in like 2001 or so. Also around this time I started to get more into Belgians and wheat beers.

It really wasn't until maybe 2005 or 2006 that I first developed a taste for IPAs. It happened in very much the same way that my taste for beer developed.

I hated beer, then after forcing it down for a while, I realized one day that I really wanted one. The same thing occurred with IPAs. I would get one from time to time at a bar, and generally had to force them down, and then suddenly I loved them and couldn't drink enough of them. Around that same time I began to like porters and stouts a lot more.

I've recently gotten a lot more into the double IPAs, Imperial IPAs, Imperial porters, Imperial stouts, Black IPAs, and so on.

I would just say to keep trying some of the good ones every now and again, and some day, one might surprise you. I used to think Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was hoppy and way too bitter, and now I don't even think something like Souther Tier Unearthly is hoppy or bitter enough to suit me. I want something so ****ing bitter than my mouth puckers up into nonexistence.

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